Two hundred guests and organisers made a dinner dance at Ferrari’s Hotel in Thornley such a success that more than £6,600 was raised for the Chordoma UK Cancer Research Charity.
And Longridge’s Chris Dewhurst, who was diagnosed with the disease in 2008, revealed that, with the dance and other events in the past ten months, a grand total of more than £11,600 had been raised.
“This exceeds our riginally hoped for target of £10,000,” he said. “The Chordoma UK Charity was only established in 2013, and 15% of its total funds raised to date has come from the four events that have taken place locally.
“With those funds, the charity has purchsed a digital machine which will better analyse the earlier onset of the disease from blood samples.”
Chris gave special praise and thanks for organising the events and the sell-out dinner dance to Margaret Harrison and Joanne Robinson, and to his friends and family for their ongoing support and care.
He thanked guests and businesses for attending, donating to the 15-prize raffle and to the auction, which raised £980. Auction items included a match-day PNE executive box from Dewhurst Homes, a signed PNE shirt from Life Matters Ltd, a golfing day from Hargreaves Perkins, and a bed and breakfast voucher from Ferrari’s.
Thanks also went to Father David Chinnery for his excellent Elvis routine, to Tom Eccles for providing the music and keeping the guests entertained to the early hours, and to the team at Ferrari’s for providing a quality meal and service.